I went shopping at an outlet store called Cheshire Oaks with my children last weekend.
Was it worth it?
Well I got this blue jacket from Next for £16 which I am wearing with my daughter's necklace.
And that is all I got for me.
I got a shirt and polo shirt for my daughter and a polo shirt and cap for my son from Ralph Lauren for considerably cheaper than the usual stores.
But that was all.
I felt it was a huge disappointment.
The Gap store seemed to have gathered the unwanted items from every sale rail in the country and thrown them into the store.
But that wasn't as bad as the Kurt Geiger shop which looked as if it had swept up all the sale items from the storeroom and hurled them on the shelves. There were stained shoes with marked leather that should have been thrown in the bin.
A kitchen shop which claimed to be discounting had prices higher than my local hardware shop and the Lindt chocolate shop was pricier than any of the supermarket bars.
The Elle Macpherson shop was tidy and had significant savings in lots of sizes but apart from that I was considerable underwhelmed.
But my son and daughter are happy.
What are your views on outlet stores?
Old: Shoes - Clarks; Trousers - Gap
New (and Blue) : Jacket - Next
Borrowed: Necklace - Zara
T-Shirt - Warehouse